Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class

Featuring 23 essays from working class writers, this book reflects on the role that the class system plays in Britain today. From holidays to food, race to housing, and language to sexuality, this book covers a wide range of topics from a diverse list of authors from across the country.

Abondance Matanda – The First Galleries I Knew Were Black Homes
Andrew McMillan – One of Us: Some Thoughts on Sexuality and the Working Class
Catherine O’Flynn – Heroes
Gena-mour Barrett – Living on an Estate Gave me a Community I Never Knew I Needed
Rebecca Winson – Disguised Malicious Murder: The Working Class and Mental Health
Sam Mills – The Benefits Cut
Sylvia Arthur – My Jobs, My Lives
Wally Jiagoo – Glass Windows and Glass Ceilings
Kate Fox – The Wrong Frequency
Yvonne Singh – More Than Just a Dream Land: Why the British Seaside Means So Much to the Working Class
Lee Rourke – Forging a Path
Laura Waddell – The Pleasure Button: Low Income Food Inequality
Kit De Waal – What Happened to Working Class Writers?
Alexandros Plasatis – The Immigrant of Narborough Road
Ben Gwalchmai – Where There’s Shit, There’s Gold
Cath Bore – The Housework Issue (The Other One)
Dominic Grace – The Death of a Pub
Sian Norris – Growing Up Outside Class
Peter Sutton – Education, Education, Education
Rym Kechacha – What Colour is a Chameleon?
Durre Shahwar – Navigating Space
Kath McKay – Reclaiming the Vulgar


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September 2017